30 Incredible A.W. Tozer Quotes

30 Incredible A.W. Tozer Quotes

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A.W. Tozer was a pastor, author, and mentor from Pennsylvania. He was raised in a small farming town and had his conversion as a teenager inn Ohio after overhearing a street preacher.

“Before the Christian Church goes into eclipse anywhere there must first be a corrupting of her simple basic theology. She simply gets a wrong answer to the question, ‘What is God like?’ and
goes on from there. Though she may continue to cling to a sound nominal creed, her practical working creed has become false. The masses of her adherents come to believe that God is different
from what He actually is; and that is heresy of the most insidious and deadly kind.”

“Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people. He waits to be wanted. Too bad that with many of
us He waits so long, so very long, in vain.”

“Every man must choose his world.”

“Faith as Paul saw it, was a living flaming thing leading to surrender and obedience to the commandments of Christ. Faith in our day often means no more than a meek assent to a doctrine.”

“Faith is the gaze of a soul upon a saving God.”

“God knows instantly and effortlessly all matter and all matters, all mind and every mind, all spirit and all spirits, all being and every being, all creaturehood and all creatures, every
plurality and all pluralities, all law and every law, all relations, all causes, all thoughts, all mysteries, all enigmas, all feeling, all desires, every unuttered secret, all thrones and
dominions, all personalities, all things visible and invisible in heaven and in earth, motion, space, time, life, death, good, evil, heaven, and hell.”

“It is doubtful whether God can bless a man greatly until He has hurt him deeply.”

“It is my opinion that the Christian conception of God current in these middle years of the twentieth century is so decadent as to be utterly beneath the dignity of the Most High God and
actually to constitute for professed believers something amounting to a moral calamity.”

“Let her love God as He is in Himself, and not as her imagination says He is, and pictures Him.”

“Modern civilization is so complex as to make the devotional life all but impossible. It wears us out by multiplying distractions and beats us down by destroying our solitude, where
otherwise we might drink and renew our strength before going out to face the world again.”

“Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now.”

“Refuse to be average. Let your heart soar as high as it will.”

“The ‘worship’ growing out of such a view of life is as far off center as the view itself – a sort of sanctified nightclub without the champagne and the dressed-up drunks.”

“The Bible is a supernatural book and can be understood only by supernatural aid.”

“The fact of God is necessary for the fact of man. Think God away and man has no ground of existence.”

“The idea that this world is a playground instead of a battleground has now been accepted in practice by the vast majority of Christians. They are facing Christ and the world….”

“The man who would truly know God must give time to Him.”

“The problem of why God created the universe still troubles thinking men; but if we cannot know why, we can at least know that He did not bring His worlds into being to meet some unfulfilled
need in Himself, as a man might build a house to shelter him against the winter cold or plant a field of corn to provide him with necessary food. The word ‘necessary’ is wholly foreign to

“The vague and tenuous hope that God is too kind to punish the ungodly has become a deadly opiate for the consciences of millions.”

“The yearning to know what cannot be known, to comprehend the incomprehensible, to touch and taste the unapproachable, arises from the image of God in the nature of man. Deep calleth unto
deep, and though polluted and landlocked by the mighty disaster theologians call the Fall, the soul senses its origin and longs to return to its source.”

“To have found God and still to pursue Him is the soul’s paradox of love.”

“True faith rests upon the character of God and asks no further proof than the moral perfections of the One who cannot lie.”

“Trying to be happy without a sense of God’s presence is like trying to have a bright day without the sun.”

“Unbelief is actually perverted faith, for it puts its faith not in the living God, but in dying men.”

“We can be in our day what the heroes of faith were in their day – but remember at the time they didn’t know they were heroes.”

“Were we able to extract from any man a complete answer to the question, “What comes into your mind when you think about God?” we might predict with certainty the future of that man.”

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”

“What does this word holiness really mean? Is it a negative kind of piety from which so many people have shied away? No, of course not! Holiness in the Bible means moral wholeness– a
positive quality which actually includes kindness, mercy, purity, moral blamelessness and godliness. It is always to be thought of in a positive, white intensity of degree.”

“Where God and man are in relationship, this must be the ideal. God must be the communicator, and man must be in the listening, obeying attitude. If men and women are not willing to assume
this listening attitude, there will be no meeting with God in living, personal experience….”

“Without doubt, the mightiest thought the mind can entertain is the thought of God, and the weightest word in any language is its word for God.”